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TAN DANWU

Tan Danwu, born in Chenzhou, Hunan province in 1986, has received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Presenting a new generation of sculpture artists in China, Tan Danwu harnesses the strength and beauty of porcelain to create his fine sculptures and reliefs. The artist’s earlier works bared an uncanny resemblance with original models. Upon the completion of his studies , Tan Danwu changed his perspective and broke away from the hyper realistic approach he used to adopt.

Tan Danwu’s earlier oeuvre of works included indoor and outdoor installations as well as sculptures in different media. A recent porcelain relief installation, entitled “Linear City” stands out from the artist’s works. Exploring sculptural and architectural construction concepts, Tan Danwu draws his inspiration from the fundamental principle of Yin and Yang in Chinese philosophy, as well as painterly and literal traditions. Filigree lines of black on white porcelain, that may remind the viewer of delicate ink brushstroke on traditional Chinese calligraphy or ink paintings, are meant to symbolize the fragility of modern city structures.

Tan Danwu, born in Chenzhou, Hunan province in 1986, has received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Presenting a new generation of sculpture artists in China, Tan Danwu harnesses the strength and beauty of porcelain to create his fine sculptures and reliefs. The artist’s earlier works bared an uncanny resemblance with original models. Upon the completion of his studies , Tan Danwu changed his perspective and broke away from the hyper realistic approach he used to adopt.

Tan Danwu’s earlier oeuvre of works included indoor and outdoor installations as well as sculptures in different media. A recent porcelain relief installation, entitled “Linear City” stands out from the artist’s works. Exploring sculptural and architectural construction concepts, Tan Danwu draws his inspiration from the fundamental principle of Yin and Yang in Chinese philosophy, as well as painterly and literal traditions. Filigree lines of black on white porcelain, that may remind the viewer of delicate ink brushstroke on traditional Chinese calligraphy or ink paintings, are meant to symbolize the fragility of modern city structures.